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🔗 Many yes/no attributes: table design study

I wanted to demonstrate the relationship between the logical model and a physical model. We're going to design a commonly seen use case: many yes/no attributes of a single anchor (in our case, Restaurant). Then we'll discuss how the physical tables would be designed. We'll see that sometimes physical design strategy changes as the system becomes more mature. At the same time, logical design elements never change if the business requirement is still relevant.

We will briefly discuss three different physical table design strategies: a table per anchor, side table, and Entity-Attribute-Value (EAV).

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